6sense (2024)

6Sense

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Details

  • musical
  • arthouse
  • documentary

Logline

A hybrid documentary film on visually impaired electronic music producer Mxshi Mo.

Year

2024

Type

Documentary

Format

Short Film

Country

South Africa

Languages

isiZulu, English

Release Date

2024/06/23

Runtime

28 minutes

Stage

Finished

Premiere Platform

Encounters Film Festival

Plot Summary

6SENSE is the self-narrated story of Mxshi Mo, a visually impaired man from Pietermaritzburg, whose childhood was excluded from his peers’ social activities. At the same time, a new musical wave of electronic dance music called gqom was elevating South African music internationally. The film documents how Mxshi overcomes the disadvantages of their visual impairment by learning creative ways to use music production software and DJ equipment to create songs that reverberate internationally. The documentary also emphatically portrays the exclusion faced by South Africans with disability, encouraging more accessible ways for their inclusion into important social and cultural activities.

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Cast

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No cast members.

Crew

Amílcar Patel portrait

Amílcar Patel

Director

Placeholder

Chris Kets

Director

Companies

Kamva Collective logo

Kamva Collective

Producer

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